Once seen as a treatment for teenagers, more and more adults are now opting to realign their teeth.
And it’s not just folks in their 20s and 30s. People over the age of 50, 60 and even 70 are opting for this service.
Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles is seeing this trend in his office in Richardson, TX.
Adults of all ages are electing to straighten their teeth later in life both to improve their looks and to fix long-standing dental issues.
Some patients may have either lost a tooth or had previous dental work that’s causing problems. Often, their teeth are simply showing the wear and tear of five or more decades of work. Frequently they are having muscle and joint pain or they have noticed their gums have receded.
Better Dental Care & Technology
Older adults are in a better position to get their teeth straightened.
Unlike in our grandparents’ generation where full sets of dentures were common, today, adult teeth are in better shape due to superior dental care and prevention measures such as fluoridated water.
Additionally, dental technology is extremely advanced allowing for improved dental imaging and updated appliances that help straighten teeth much faster.
There are plenty of alternatives available for adults who want braces but don’t want the look of metal in their mouth. Dr. Korenman is an Invisalign provider. This orthodontic method uses aligners that are smooth and clear.
These aligners get replaced every few weeks as your teeth are repositioned.
The average Invisalign case can be completed in about one year!
Warning Against DIY Teeth Straightening
Unfortunately, with this trend in adults opting to realign their teeth, there has also been an increase in patients trying to straighten their teeth themselves with such things small rubber bands, clay, hair ties or aligners sold on-line.
Trying to close a gap or straighten your teeth yourself can increase the risk of infection and serious damage to your teeth and gums, including tooth loss.
These self, oral care “hacks” often lead to people spending serious time and money with a dental professional — the very thing they were trying to avoid in the first place.
Dr. Korenman is a very well-trained dentist who is responsible for the proper placement of the teeth using Invisalign aligners. He has the technology and knowledge to create and administer custom Invisalign treatments for patients. Learn more about Invisalign on our website here.
The health benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a beautiful smile.
Straight teeth are also helpful with the following:
- Reducing wear of teeth
- Helping you to speak, chew and breathe properly
- Straight teeth are much easier to clean.
- Improved oral hygiene helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
- Developing adequate space for dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Creating a more balanced bite which can alleviate pain and headaches as well as TMJ
- Helping to alleviate sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw for better breathing
We encourage you to call our office for your Invisalign consultation. 972-231-0585
Be sure to us about our new Invisalign pricing!